Warrington Wolves duo set to return from long-term injuries

Josh McAllister
Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves duo Greg Minikin and James Harrison are set to return to the field from long-term injuries.

The pair will feature for the club’s Reserves side next weekend, the club has confirmed. They have both been sidelined in 2022 due to ACL injuries.

Head coach Daryl Powell says he is looking forward to welcoming back the pair for the rest of the season.

“We’ve got James Harrison coming back, he’ll play reserves next week as well as Greg Minikin,” Powell told Love Rugby League.

“There’s two players there that we haven’t been able to see this year.

“I’m looking forward to seeing both of those guys playing and putting themselves forward in terms of competition for places. Hopefully, fingers crossed, in a week’s time we are going to be in a much better place with those two guys coming back as well.”

Kyle Amor is set to make his Wolves debut this week against Leeds, while new signing Thomas Mikaele is expected to arrive in England next week.

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Harrison, 25, underwent an ACL reconstruction surgery at the end of the 2021 campaign. He helped Featherstone lift the 1895 Cup in 2021, and linked up with Warrington on a two-year deal ahead of the current season.

The 6’4 prop started his career at Batley, and went on to join Featherstone ahead of the 2018 season. He featured for Leeds during the Covid-hit 2020 season on loan from Rovers alongside former team-mate and forward Brett Ferres.

Minikin’s season ended early last year with the same injury. The outside-back sustained the injury with Hull KR in September 2021, joining Harrison on the sidelines. The former York and Castleford man has also signed on a two-year deal.

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